The beautiful fall wedding of Katie and James at Bay Head Yacht Club in Bay Head, NJ. Event planning by SociaLife Events and floral design by Mrs. Morgan’s Flower Shop.Read More
The Jersey Shore after labor day is at it's best, beautiful weather with out the crowds. Andrea and Michael could not have asked for a better day! The roof top at Avenue was the perfect location for their intimate wedding. I loved the pink and orange color palette that was carried through the girls dresses and decor. With the palm tree and the blue ocean it gave a Miami feel to the whole event. Which was fitting because Michael 's family is from Miami.
I asked Andrea how they meet and to tell me about special details of their wedding. This is what she had to say. We worked for the same company but at different divisions, if it wasn't for Chemistry.com we might have never meet.I worked in the NYC office and he in the Plainsboro NJ division. .We enjoyed emailing and speaking on the phone and had our first date in August 2008. We felt an immediate attraction and connection. We both found each other funny, kind, intelligent and caring and there was a definite spark that has continued to this day!
Michael planned a special vacation to st. Maarten for March 2015 which he surprised me with as a Christmas present in Dec 2014. I did not know for sure the he planned to propose, but I suspected that he might as we'd been talking about getting married more frequently. Fast forward to the trip and he waited until the second to the last day which kept me guessing:-)He choose March 8th as the day to propose . This day is special because my older brother passed away on this day 11 years earlier. He said that he chose that day because he new it was a sad day and he wanted it to have additional meaning, and a happy memory associated with it. After dinner that night , he suggested we take a walk on the beach, but it had been raining so I didn't want to "mess up my shoes". So he moved to "plan B" which ws to propose on the tree and flower lined path that led to our hotel. It was a beautiful spot and his proposal was romantic and heartfelt. I mediately said "yes"!
I wanted to give a shot out to my second photographer Amy Diamond! It was great working with you again :-)
Nikki & Chris touched our hearts. They are a such a kind couple full of warmth and love. Photographing their wedding was like being part of the family for the day and we are so grateful to have been a part of it. This classic wedding took place at Clarks Landing Yacht Club in Point Pleasant New Jersey overlooking the beautiful marina. Nikki picked out a stunning Alita Graham layered dress from Kleinfeld Bridal in New York with a delicate headpiece from Haute Bride paired with Badgley Mischka reinstone heels. For the bridesmaids Nikki went to Park Avenue Bridal in Verona NJ and picked out chiffon dresses in periwinkle blue by Liz Fields. Elan Hair Studio of Sea Girt did a beautiful job on hair and makeup for the girls. The boys picked out classic suits and Vineyard Vines ties. Purple Iris Flower of Point Pleasant crafted a cream rose bouquet for the bride and peonies & hydrangea bouquets for the girls.
A quick boat ride with the happy couple started out the day. The view at Clarks Landing Yacht Club greeted guests as they arrived for the outdoor ceremony overlooking the water. Afterwards appetizers and cocktails were waiting while DJ Bill Barbato owner of Weddingsetgo announced the shining couple. Just as sunset came Nikki & Chris strolled along the marina to take in the day.
This is a lovely classic shore wedding from a few years back. Katie & Kevin meet through mutual friends years before they started dating and lost touch. As irony would have it just as Katie was about to sing the papers on her new Upper East Side apartment she reconnected with Kevin who lived just a mile away. The sparks flew and a year & half later the two were at there favorite rooftop spot in the city when Katie looked across the street to see a sign hung out the window of an apartment building that said "Katie, will you marry me?" Kevin then swept her away to close restaurant were he had both of their families waiting! On the big day Katie looked divine in her classic Vera Wang sheath dress and Kate Spade shoes with hair and make up from Salon Kokopelli in Spring Lake. The bridesmaids looked ready for a shore wedding in marine blue gowns from Amsale. Kate Duffy of Katydid Signature Floral & Event Design created splendid cream bouquets for the girls and vibrant pink peonies & roses for Katie with a silver starfish accent. They married in St. Mark's Catholic Church in Sea Girt NJ and then hopped on the trolley to head to the Spring Lake beach and bridge for some portraits. For the reception the couple chose the elegant Eagle Oaks Golf & Country Club in Farmingdale where Tim McLoone & The Shirley's entertained the crowd through the night.